Councillor Amanda Taylor

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Please welcome Councillor Colin McGerty!

by Amanda Taylor on 4 May, 2018

The Queen Edith’s Lib Dem Focus Team has a new councillor, Cllr Colin McGerty. In yesterday’s City Council elections, Colin polled 1,259 votes to become our new city councillor for the next four years. Here is the result: Colin McGerty, Liberal Democrat: 1259 votes (44.2%) Dan Greef, Labour: 827 votes (29.0%) Manas Deb, Conservative: 543 […]

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Hills Road cycle lanes: Frequently Asked Questions

by Amanda Taylor on 8 August, 2015

Cambridgeshire County Council’s new cycle lanes on Hills Road have generated a record number of questions and concerns. Here are some of the most common ones: Q: Why is Cambridgeshire County Council doing this? A: The County wishes to enhance cycleways in order to meet the needs of the rapidly growing population, which will result […]

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Sedley Taylor Road: bother with builders

by Amanda Taylor on 6 July, 2015

Builders are giving rise to concern in Sedley Taylor Road and last week residents requested my help in addressing issues around parking and anti-social noise. Cars and larger vehicles are reported as parking on yellow lines and blocking driveways and pavements. I have taken this up with the local police and the County Council, the […]

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Victory to Viki!

by Amanda Taylor on 14 November, 2014

Viki Sanders was elected as the new councillor for Queen Edith’s last night, joining Tim Moore and George Pippas on Cambridge City Council. As county councillor I am looking forward to working with her again. Here is the result: Lib Dem (Viki Sanders) 933 Labour (Rahima Ahammed) 790 Conservative (Andy Bower) 614 Green (Joel Chalfen) […]

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Floating bus stops, what do you think?

by Amanda Taylor on 14 March, 2014

Hills Road is to benefit from over a million pounds of government funding for a new road layout that aims to improve conditions for pedestrians, bus users and cyclists. There is a plan for segregated cycle lanes in three of the main roads into the city: Hills Road, Trumpington Road and Huntingdon Road. An innovative […]

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Holbrook Park: playground revamp starting soon

by Amanda Taylor on 21 November, 2012

Holbrook Park playground is set to be refurbished very soon. Thank you to everyone who took part in the consultation about the play equipment that I ran in the summer. The City Council has acted on the wishes expressed by local people and ordered the climber and spinner roundabout. These are now at the Council’s […]

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Cambridge City Council gives community development and leisure grants to community groups, sports teams, social clubs, residents’ associations etc. The money could help with events, equipment or outings. Here is a list of the types of organization and activity that attract grant funding: Organisations that provide activities and services to people who are disadvantaged or […]

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Last night, Cambridge City Council roundly defeated the Labour Party motion to cap shared housing in Cambridge. The motion followed speeches from members of the public who had come to the Guildhall to address their concerns about the motions to councillors. They expressed their disquiet at the potential shortage of accommodation which might ensure if […]

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